Waheeda Rehman Credits Dev Anand For “Guide” Role

In a rare and exclusive interview, Waheeda Rehman, renowned actress of Indian cinema, opens up about her journey with legendary actor Dev Anand. She reveals intriguing details about her role in the iconic film “Guide” and the profound impact Dev Anand had on her career.

Commemorating Dev Anand’s Birth Centenary

 Waheeda Rehman shares the story of how Dev Anand ensured her role in "Guide" despite opposition from the original directors.

To mark Dev Anand’s 100th birthday, the Film Heritage Foundation presents the ‘Dev Anand@100 – Forever Young’ festival. This tribute to the timeless entertainer promises to be a memorable event, with restored screenings of Dev Anand’s classic films.

Waheeda Rehman’s Remarkable Journey with Dev Anand

 Waheeda Rehman shares the story of how Dev Anand ensured her role in "Guide" despite opposition from the original directors.

Waheeda Rehman, who shared the screen with Dev Anand in several movies, reminisces about her experiences while shooting for “Guide.” She credits Dev Anand for bringing her on board for the film, despite facing opposition from the original directors.

Overcoming Obstacles

Rehman reveals that the initial directors of “Guide,” Chetan Anand and Tad Danielewski, were hesitant about casting her in the film. She candidly expresses her concerns to Dev Anand and recounts how the situation unfolded.

Dev Anand’s Unwavering Support

Dev Anand’s unwavering belief in Rehman’s talent shines through in her narrative. He not only reassured her but also dispelled any doubts she had about the directors’ intentions.

A Comfortable Working Relationship

Rehman fondly recalls her working relationship with Dev Anand, describing it as comfortable and devoid of any starry airs. Her admiration for his charm and professionalism is evident in her words.

Celebrating Dev Anand’s Legacy

As the ‘Dev Anand@100 – Forever Young’ festival approaches, Rehman expresses her joy at seeing Dev Anand’s classic films back on the big screen after six to seven decades. She is delighted that a new generation of film enthusiasts is eager to experience his cinematic legacy.

Waheeda Rehman’s candid revelations about her association with Dev Anand offer a unique perspective on the Indian film industry’s golden era. As the ‘Dev Anand@100 – Forever Young’ festival unfolds, it’s clear that Dev Anand’s cinematic magic continues to captivate audiences across generations.

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